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Baudry impressed with character

21 January 2018

Central defender Mathieu Baudry was impressed with the character that Rovers showed as they battled back from 2-0 down to secure a point against Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One.

Baudry began the fight-back with a perfectly-timed header on the 62nd minute before Issam Ben Khemis came off the bench to score his first Football League goal, and the Frenchman says he always backs himself to score goals whenever he enters the box.

“We showed great character to come from two goals down to get a draw, Shrewsbury are a good side and it is not an easy place to come and play football,” he said.

“They will be up there at the end of the season no doubt about that, they play with really high quality and high energy, I’m really proud of the team getting a point as we were a lot calmer in the second-half.

“I always fancy myself to score a few goals but as team we are all really eager to score goals, we are a side that does not give up and the two goals that we scored showed that.”

Rovers had to play the remaining eight minutes of the game with 10-men as Ben Khemis was forced off through injury, despite the injuries, Baudry is keen to make sure that Rovers take it one game at a time in Sky Bet League One.

“Butler came off really early in the game and then Ben Khemis went off a bit later and had to finish the game with 10-men, so as well as coming back from two down, we had to deal with that as well,” he said.

“We are on a great run at the moment and that’s a credit to the team, we are always looking up the table and we will always keep doing it but as the cliché goes you have to keep going game by game.

“I am always disappointed not to start because you think that when you are in the team, but we have three good centre-backs in the side, and you know if you do not perform you will be out of the side.”

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday January 27, get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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